2019 Imo Governorship Battle: Owerri Zone Talks Tough, Floats Imo Equity Movement, as Uche Onyeagocha Roars
*We will dump APC if it Refuses to field an Owerri Zone Man"--Uche Onyeagocha
An APC Chieftain, former Special Adviser to Governor Okorocha and 2015 Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon. Bar Uche Onyeagocha has threatened that the entire Owerri zone will dump APC if it fails to field a candidate from the zone in the 2019 Imo Gubernatorial election.
The former member of the house of representatives, who hails from Obinze in Owerri West Local Government Area who was speaking at the launch of IMO EQUITY MOVEMENT, held at the country home of Dr Uzoma Obiyor at Ugirike in Ikeduru LGA of Imo State, a non political movement to actualize the dream of Owerri zone to produce a Governor from the zone come 2019, also said that the zone will support any political party that fields Owerri zone man in 2019.
He regretted that the zone which he likened to the foul that lay the Golden egg, has been cheated in the scheme of things in the state, saying that it's time for the zone to take their destiny in their hands.
The APC senatorial candidate for Owerri Zone in 2015 election therefore called on all politicians from the zone to reach out to their brothers and sisters from other zones, saying that a lot of Orlu and Okigwe Zone people are in support of their aspiration based on equity and justice.
Earlier on, the convener of the meeting, Chief Uzoma Obiyor has said that the movement is based on support for Owerri Zone in 2019 Imo Guber, which according to him is based on "of name ogu".
The business tycoon and CEO of Multinet Group said that under the charter of equity, Imo State was divided into three political segment for sharing power, however regretted that by 2019, Orlu zone would have tasted power for 16 years, Okigwe Zone 8 years 3 months and Owerri zone only 1 year and 10 months.
The personality that attended the ceremony yesterday Sunday 23rd April, 2019, cut across all the political parties in Imo, including Hon Uche Onyeagocha, Chief Gibson Achonwa (Oyiga), Chief Cele Ehirim, Bar GAS Amadi, Dr Orikaeze Vitalis Ajumbe, Bar Kingsley Ononuju (former Secretary OZOLPOF) who also serves as secretary to the new body among other personalities.